Boston Marathon bombing memorial to be removed

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BOSTON, MA. (CNN) – An “I Love Boston” blanket, a patriots helmet, running shoes — all part of the makeshift memorial laid in tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

This week, city officials say the articles are being removed from Copley Square and will be preserved in the city archive.

Officials expect all items will be removed by Tuesday.

The Boston Globe reported the mayor sent a letter to survivors and victims’ families yesterday (Friday) to let them know the items were being removed.

A spokeswoman for the mayor said the city thanks all those who have supported Boston following the tragedy.

She says a committee will be appointed to work on creating a permanent memorial.